Play

What pup doesn’t like to play? Our play category is all about the fun stuff. You learn about the best dog toys, the best dog parks, and just random fun stuff for you and your canine to share and play with.

Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

2 dogs fighting: Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

If you’ve spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you’ve seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don’t even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing?

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Your Essential Guide To Disaster Preparedness For Pets

Dog in blanket in field: Disaster Preparedness for Pets

If a disaster or pandemic strikes, you need to worry about your pets in addition to yourself. Remember that if it’s dangerous for you, there are also hazards for your pet. So if you are evacuating (or quarantined at) your home, be sure to plan for your furry, scaly or other textured pets also. Pet disaster preparedness can save your best friend’s life…

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The Alarming State Of Stolen Dog Laws & How To Prevent

Two dogs behind a cage

Do you often leave your dog unattended in your yard? If so, you’re unknowingly giving dog thieves an open invitation. Dog theft has been on the rise for several years now. What laws are in place to punish pet thieves? How can you keep your pet safe? What do you do if you think your pet was stolen? We’ll answer these questions and more…

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Dog Ownership Laws: Covering Custody Disputes & Stolen Dogs

Dog sitting with parents (caption: Dog Ownership Laws: custody disputes and stolen pets)

Most dog owners consider pets part of our families. So what happens if a dispute arises over who owns a dog? Who gets to retain custody of your family dog when a couple divorces or if you die? Or how do you prove ownership if someone steals your dog? Understanding dog ownership laws can help you keep your furry best friend for good during a trying time…

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Best Dog Subscription Box For Heavy Chewers: Barkbox Super Chewer vs Bullymake

Barley with Bullymake box (caption: Best Dog Subscription Box For Heavy Chewers)

You get some new “tough” dog toys, and your dog absolutely loves them. But within minutes, stuffing is everywhere, squeakers are removed from the toys and your dog has destroyed $20 worth of new toys. We all know this situation far too well. Maybe you perform reconstructive “surgery” on the toy by duct taping it, but that only lasts a short period before your dog tears it to shreds all over again. So much for “tough.” Quit wasting your money on toys that barely last 5 minutes and start buying dog toys designed for heavy chewers…

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2020 Pet Holidays: Ways To Celebrate Your Dog Each Month

Holidays for pets

If you haven’t noticed, we love dog holidays here at Canine Journal! The only thing better than human holidays is an excuse to celebrate our beloved pets and spread awareness about our furry friends. We put together all our favorite dog holidays in one handy place to reference (so you and your pup can plan accordingly). Here is your ultimate go-to guide to all the holidays this year and beyond…

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